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Specialist Health and Wellbeing Midwife

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Westcliff on Sea
£43,742 Per Annum (Pro Rata for Part Time)
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you a confident Midwife, with knowledge and experience of supporting pregnant women and birthing people through maintaining a safe and healthy weight during pregnancy, if so, we want to hear from you..

We are seeking a dedicated and motivated midwife to become the Lead for Diet, Nutrition and Weight Management in pregnancy. Working collaboratively with the Senior Lead Midwife for NHS Public Health and Consultant Midwife to promote safety, choice and engagement with care providers.

We are a dedicated team, with an inspiring vision, investing in the development of our future leaders to support the ongoing development of our maternity services.

Main duties of the job

If successful you will help maternity staff to directly support pregnant women and birthing people through their journey to improve outcomes for service users and their families. This will involve using unbiased information to allow our pregnant population to make safer choices in developing their personalised care plans.

The overarching goal of this role will be to reduce health inequalities through working to improve pregnant peoples Knowledge of maintaining a healthy diet in the ante natal period.

Be responsible for providing specialist advice and support related to public health, providing professional leadership to service users and colleagues. This will involve the identification of training needs, development of training programmes and the delivery of these programmes to all staff in contact with service users and their families.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.

We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress.

Job description

Job responsibilities

If you are the successful candidate you will:
  • Promote professional leadership and clinical excellence working in collaboration with the appropriate multi-disciplinary systemwide groups to meet the specific needs of service users and their families.
  • Monitor and evaluate the service in relation to public health issues, identifying areas for service improvement and developing strategies to address this.
  • A clinical focus, with the emphasis on improving outcomes for service users and families from areas of deprivation across the local maternity population.
  • Support staff in developing their clinical competence and knowledge of Public Health issues in particular the impact of healthy eating on pregnant women and their babies.
  • Review clinical data, analyse trends and report on any clinical implication identified
  • Undertakes surveys or audits, as necessary to own work

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife
  • Significant experience at Band 6 level


  • Mentoring experience
  • Significant teaching experience

Knowledge and Experience


  • Evidence of having developed new initiatives
  • Experience with managing women relevant to this specialist area


  • Participation in improving women's maternity experience

Communication Skills


  • Proven oral and written communication skills


  • Evidence of working alongside community partners/ external agencies

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Prittlewell Chase

Westcliff on Sea


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